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Bloom's literary themes. The trickster

Author: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2010.
Series: Bloom's literary themes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Many cultures have stories about beings that are sometimes malevolent and other times whimsical.

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom; Blake Hobby
ISBN: 9781604134452 1604134453
OCLC Number: 316034711
Description: xvi, 253 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain: "The Trickster Tricked: Huck Comes Out of the Fog in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" / Robert C. Evans --
The Works of Sherman Alexie: "Futuristic Hip Indian: Alexie" / Kenneth Lincoln, in Sing With the Heart of a Bear: Fusions of Native and American Poetry, 1890-1999 (2000) --
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Herman Melville): "The Confidence-Man: The Con-Man as Hero" / Paul Brodtkorb in Studies in the Novel (1969) --
Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio): "Games of Laughter" / Giuseppe Mazzotta in The World at Play in Boccaccio's Decameron.(1986) --
The Novels of William Golding: "The Prometheus Myth in the Novels of William Golding" / Sohana Manzoor in BRAC University Journal (2007) --
Hamlet (William Shakespeare): "The Grave Diggers in 'Hamlet'" / Frederick Warde in The Fools of Shakespeare: An Interpretation of their Wit and Wisdom (1915) --
House Made of Dawn (N. Scott Momaday): "The Trickster Discourse of House Made of Dawn" / Susan R. Bowers --
"A Hunger Artist" (Franz Kafka): "Making the Incomprehensible Incomprehensible: The Trickery of Kafka's 'A Hunger Artist'" / John Becker --
A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare): "'This Sport Well Carried Shall Be Chronicled': Puck as Trickster in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream" / Robert C. Evans --
Odyssey (Homer): "A General View of the Epic Poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey" / René Le Bossu in The Odyssey of Homer, A New Edition (1675) --
On the Road (Jack Kerouac): "Faith on the Run" / Gary Lindberg in The Confidence Man in American Literature (1982) --
Orlando (Virginia Woolf): "With Orlando in Wonderland" / Rossitsa Artemis --
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tom Stoppard): "Tom Stoppard as Trickster in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" / Daniel K. Jernigan --
Tar Baby (Toni Morrison) and Praisesong for the Widow (Paule Marshall): "The Journey as Crossing" / Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown in Crossing Borders through Folklore: African American Women's Fiction and Art (1999) --
The Tempest (William Shakespeare): "The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream" / Hermann Ulrici in Shakspeare's Dramatic Art: History and Character of Shakspeare's Plays, Vol. II(1839) --
A Thousand and One Nights: "Seven Times a Trickster: The Tale of Sindbad" / Monique Dascha Inciarte --
Uncle Remus (Joel Chandler Harris): "Tricksters in Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings" / Robert C. Evans --
"The Wife of Bath's Tale" (Geoffrey Chaucer): "Transforming the Trickster in Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale" / Dean Swinford.
Series Title: Bloom's literary themes.
Other Titles: Trickster
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom ; volume editor, Blake Hobby.


The trickster, a character that tests the taboos of a society, is rooted in the Native American literary tradition. Featuring original essays and excerpts from critical analyses, this book gives  Read more...


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